"Summer Kitchen at Cape Lookout"

"Summer Kitchen at Cape Lookout". 30×36" Oil. Lynn Golitz. A bit of history … Before air conditioning, cooking indoors during the summer made a house very hot. To solve this problem and to reduce the fire danger for the homes, a summer kitchen was built for the Head Lighthouse Keeper and his family. (The Assistant Keepers had a separate summer kitchen.) This summer kitchen was built with an attached woodshed, the smaller of the two rooms.

In the late 1930s, the building was converted to house the generator and batteries for the radio beacon. Today, this building is used as storage and is closed to the public.

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